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It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...
BUILDERS SAY the regulatory process in Rhode Island is so unpredictable and difficult that it's time-consuming and expensive that it's hard to build new single-family houses. /

R.I. land-use policies cutting into housing starts

Peak demand and record-low interest rates should have led to a new-home construction boom in Rhode Island. But the numbers since the turn of...

No bidding war for film tax credit

We can only hope that the General Assembly does not feel the need to compete with Connecticut in luring Hollywood further East. According to...
THEIR NEW DIGS in Pawtucket put architects Andrew Thurlow and Maia Small Thurlow in closer proximity to New York City and Boston. /

Architects step into digital age

Andrew Thurlow and Maia Small Thurlow consider themselves part of the first wave of architects capitalizing on digital technology in their profession. The couple met...
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age.The...
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Challenges galore in $100M Temple project

The history of the Masonic Temple is an odd one, because, as far as histories go, this building doesn't really have one. Or, at...
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There’s no silver bullet in sales prospecting

Prospecting for new business should be easy. With more than 1,250,000 Google entries on the subject, there should certainly be more than enough advice...
TATTOO'S TACKLE, a small fishing-lure maker in Portsmouth, is using video on its Web site to show customers how its lures are made and how they work. /

Web video streams a hot marketing tool

As Web video sharing sites such as YouTube.com continue to grow in popularity, businesses are taking notice of streaming video as a relatively inexpensive...

Stop & Shop EFT units tampered with in R.I.

QUINCY, Mass. – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has discovered tampering with two personal identification number (PIN) pads at checkout lanes in stores...
"CONSOLODATING our operations and selling off excess real estate is an integral part of the broader restructuring plan," said Larry Liebenow, Quaker Fabric's president and CEO. /

Quaker Fabric to sell HQ, lease back part

FALL RIVER – Quaker Fabric Corp. said last week that it has made a deal to sell its 245,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building at 1082...
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